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The Hum and the Shiver: A Novel of the Tufa (Tufa Novels) Mass Market Paperback – November 26, 2013

4.3 out of 5 stars 214 ratings
Book 1 of 6: Tufa Novels

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Editorial Reviews


“Imagine a book somewhere between American Gods and Faulkner. In brief: a good book. Absolutely worth your time.” ―Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author

“As raw and bewitching as the music and magic that fuel it. I loved this book for many reasons--the bone-deep mystery, the setting, the music, and the harsh beauty of its characters. It gives a new meaning to well played.” ―Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of Two Weeks' Notice

“Haunting . . . A rustic version of ‘urban fantasy,' with its suggestion that there's mystery just around the corner, hidden behind even the dullest small-town facade.” ―Wall Street Journal

“With a deep love for the mountains embedded in his language, Bledsoe crafts a deceptively simple story of family and community, laced throughout with the music and beliefs of a magical reality. Elegantly told.” ―Library Journal, starred review

“This powerful, character-driven drama, set forth in superbly lucid prose, occurs against an utterly convincing backdrop and owns complications enough to keep everyone compulsively turning the pages. A sheer delight.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Bledsoe's rich, nearly poetic prose . . . captured me at page one and didn't let me go to the end. If you are a fan of urban fantasy, this is a book you need to add to your list today. There are secrets ancient and wild waiting for you to discover, and I enjoyed every minute.” ―Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Bledsoe turns standard urban fantasy tropes on their head. . . . The slowly unfolding mystery of the Tufa is a fascinating and absorbing masterpiece of world-building.” ―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

ALEX BLEDSOE is the critically-acclaimed author of the Tufa novels The Hum and the Shiver, Wisp of a Thing, Long Black Curl, Chapel of Ease, and Gather Her Round as well as the Eddie LaCrosse series: The Sword-Edged Blonde, Dark Jenny, Burn Me Deadly, and He Drank, and Saw the Spider.

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  • Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
  • Mass Market Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0765365901
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0765365903
  • Product Dimensions : 4.14 x 0.97 x 6.81 inches
  • Publisher : Tor Fantasy (November 26, 2013)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 214 ratings

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